Best of Boston

2006 Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

Boston Shawarma

Boston Shawarma’s storefront may be nondescript and its interior dated, but the Lebanese brand of Middle Eastern fare served at this spot near Northeastern University is as good as it gets. The restaurant’s specialty, as the sign would indicate, is shawarma—zesty, slow-roasted meats served in a soft, warm pita sandwich. But the proof of its greatness lies in the moist and tangy grape leaves stuffed with rice and seasoned beef—an afterthought at other places—and the often-overlooked desserts like burma, a nutty shredded wheat cake.

315 Huntington Ave., Boston, 617-536-3577,